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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Nine Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Nine Highlight Clip

Day Nine… The race is taking its toll, with pilots dropping out due to exhaustion and wear and tear as well as two pilots out from accidents involving broken bones. Maurer is on track to finish this week, but the weather is not playing ball

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Skywalk introduce X-Alps Range 2 harness

Skywalk introduce X-Alps Range 2 harness

Skywalk released the new X-Alps Range 2 harness at the start of the Red Bull X-Alps race 2017. Team Austria 2’s Stephan Gruber took time out to show us the harness during the preparations for the race. The harness features a fully certified blow-up back protection system developed using technologies from kiting and knowhow from Skywalk’s […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Eight Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Eight Highlight Clip

Maurer reaches Turnpoint 5 while Gaspard Petiot reflects on what might have been

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Pal Takats by Lake Como

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Pal Takats by Lake Como

Pal Takats ran 50km with his glider to get to Lake Como before his time penalty for an earlier airspace infringement started.

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot retires from the race

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot retires from the race

French pilot and mountain guide Gaspard Petiot was chasing down race leader Chrigel Maurer and looked like he’d catch him – but a crash landing put him out of the competition after seven days of hard racing

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Seven Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Seven Highlight Clip

The chasing pack converges on Monte Baldo, but at the front Gaspard Petiot suffers a crash landing and breaks his hand, leading to his retirement from the race

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Six Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Six Highlight Clip

Pilots converge on Turnpoint 5 on the summit of Monte Baldo, before flying off – destination the Matterhorn

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Five Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Five Highlight Clip

Aaron Durogati retires, Chrigel Maurer leads out and reaches Turnpoint 5, Gaspard Petiot pushes for the top spot – all on Day 5

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Video Review: Supair Taska, EN C

Video Review: Supair Taska, EN C

Marcus King test-flew Supair’s first sports class wing, the EN-C Taska, over ten hours in the southern French Alps, and concluded the company had made a wing to be proud of! He also met up with the design team and flew all of the major prototypes that led to the finished product – read about […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Four Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Four Highlight Clip

Chasing Chrigel Maurer across the Alps after he opens up a significant lead – Go Gaspard, Go!

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Three Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Three Highlight Clip

It’s been hell so far, with rain, wind, cold and tarmac. On the third day the weather turned on and pilots got to fly. Three minutes of action from Day 3 of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: 3D Live Tracking is here!

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: 3D Live Tracking is here!

3D live tracking is now available for the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 using Google Earth Pro. The event’s organisers have released the above videos explaining how to get it working, and the instructions below: Visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/desktop/ and download Google Earth Pro. There are free versions for Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Important note: The Google Earth version available […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Two Highlight Clip

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Day Two Highlight Clip

Day Two at the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 saw strong wind and turbulent conditions. Chrigel Maurer pulled ahead and tagged Turnpoint 2, while Antoine Girard had a bad take-off and injured himself – he’s out of the race. Aaron Durogati is limping and in pain – but determined to fly as much of the route […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Live tracking problems

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Live tracking problems

Day two of the Red Bull X-Alps started slowly but delivered a nail-biting race that saw four-time winner Chrigel Maurer rise from 22nd place at the start of the day to end with a commanding lead over race hero, Romanian Toma Coconea. Technical problems, however, meant that many passionate fans were unable to follow the […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Chrigel Maurer’s One Right Move

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Chrigel Maurer’s One Right Move

Chrigel Maurer has done it again, pulling ahead of the pack and setting a blistering pace during his fifth Red Bull X-Alps. Editor Ed Ewing talked to him after the Chrigel had landed on Day Two “The flying was amazing,” Chrigel Maurer said after he had landed today. Following a quick meal he was on […]

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Tom Payne: ‘The World’s Toughest Race Just Got Tougher’

Tom Payne: ‘The World’s Toughest Race Just Got Tougher’

Tom Payne has competed in the Red Bull X-Alps as an athlete and a supporter. He has also been a technical advisor to many teams in previous editions. He reports from the centre of Salzburg at the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017… It’s raining continuously. Thick clouds envelop the mountains. Normal pilots would […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Chrigel Maurer and Tobias Dimmler

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Chrigel Maurer and Tobias Dimmler

Chrigel Maurer is going for his fifth Red Bull X-Alps win in a row with a new team and a new supporter, Tobias Dimmler. Plus there’s a meteo crew in the ‘back office’ and even a ‘hiking team’ to work out the best routes on the road. He’s playing it cool – and he’s been suffering […]

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Polini Thor 130 Evo paramotor engine

Polini Thor 130 Evo paramotor engine

An evolution of the original Thor 130, Polini say the Thor 130 Evo is a more compact and better-performing paramotor engine. They say its hand-made, low-noise exhaust system is more compact, and the new crank case is smaller and more uniform. It can be fitted with either  a Ø 24 bowl carburetor or Walbro WG8. Polini say […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Durogati and Huber win the Prologue

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Durogati and Huber win the Prologue

Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber proved they are the athletes to watch on the ground as they took a joint win at the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps. The pair crossed the finish line in just under two hours after a very fast ascent and […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Nick Neynens full stalls his Z-Alps

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Nick Neynens full stalls his Z-Alps

Nick Neynens full stalls his brand new Ozone Z-Alps during training for the Red Bull X-Alps 2017  

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